2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage


In the most extensive program of improvements since 2008, has a revised 4.7-liter 420 hp (426PS/313kW) entry-level Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a number of improvements first seen in the critically acclaimed Vantage S. The standard six-speed gearbox remains, but the optional six-speed automatic SPORTSHIFT is now replaced by the seven-speed Sport Shift II. With an extra gear, closer relationships, lower final drive and a faster, more refined shift quality, this new gear - ensures a faster and more precise gear changes, improves acceleration and a sporty driving experience - designed and manufactured for Aston Martin.

Brake pedal feel and substantially increased thanks to the new two-piece 380mm ventilated front discs and cast iron piston calipers six. This new braking system also includes Hill Start (HSA) Assist for more control on steep slopes. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage comes with 10mm tires that are more resistant than the previous model. Not only does this improve the already prodigious levels increased contact area V8 Vantage road holding, but it shows the more responsive steering and stronger brakes to be fully exploited.

These technical and styling changes have been applied to both the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe and Roadster models, with prices starting from £84,995 / €108,500 (Germany).
The £99,995 / €128,500 (Germany) Vantage S remains the most generously equipped, highest performing and most driver-focussed V8-engined model in the range. Developing 430bhp (436PS/321kW) at 7300rpm and 490Nm (361lb ft) of torque at 5000rpm the Vantage S’s more potent state of engine tune perfectly complements the Sportshift™ II close-ratio seven speed automated manual transmission, which is fitted as standard. A sports exhaust system unique to the ‘S’ further emphasises its sporting credentials, delivering a rousing soundtrack, totally in keeping with the intensity of the driving experience.


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